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McCallum Muses Raise the Gold Bar Standard, Feb. 2, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre proved that all that glitters is gold at its annual “Solid Gold” gala. Silver and black centerpieces made by hand by a 35-member committee added to the wow factor at the sold-out event. The crowd was eager to enjoy the first gala to be hosted onstage at the McCallum Theatre. Carousel

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Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild of LLUCH, Jan. 18, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild celebrated one of its most popular fun and delicious events Jan. 18 at The Vintage Club. The lunch and learn cooking demonstration included a private display of gourmet foods prepared by Executive Chef de Cuisine, Manfred Bauer. Attendees walked away inspired by Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) along with new recipes

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30th Diamond Anniversary Athena Awards Holiday Gala, Dec. 2, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Palm Springs presented this year’s Athena Awards to five outstanding women leaders who were honored for their visionary business and community leadership. A fashion presentation from the Shops on El Paseo during the champagne reception welcomed the 300 guests to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Winter Wonderland theme, created

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VNA Hospice Home Health Outreach Gala, Dec. 17, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

After a lively cocktail hour sponsored by At&T California, Tito’s handmade vodka, Kendall Jackson, and Gold by Rondel champagne, nearly 250 elegantly attired guests entered the Riviera’s ballroom for a lobster and filet mignon dinner. Honoree and Olympic diver, Greg Louganis, was presented with The Chairman’s Award in recognition of his groundbreaking support for the LGBT community. Louganis, who is

Olive Crest

13th Annual Olive Crest Gala, Dec. 9, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Olive Crest, known for its dedication to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and preserving the family, hosted their 13th Annual Gala at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. The evening featured a cocktail party, silent auction, dinner as well as a live auction led by Michelle Westford of Charity Auction World. Tiffany Avery, a client of

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Fashion Week El Paseo Divas Launch the Season in Style, Nov. 6, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Fashion Week Divas officially inaugurated Fashion Week El Paseo 2017 with a cocktail party hosted by Diva Regina Jones. Jones proved a gracious hostess with her warm smile, welcoming hugs, abundant hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine. The perfect evening allowed for a poolside fashion presentation by Grayse with their holiday and pre-Fall collections that included stunning bling, elegant silhouettes, and


Philanthropy Leaders Honored at the House of Galanos, Oct. 5, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

The House of Galanos provided an elegant backdrop for a private cocktail reception that honored the nominees and honorees in preparation for the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Over 100 guests wandered through the weekend home previously owned by James Galanos, America’s most celebrated and committed Couture designer. Galanos has been celebrated for bringing the simplicity of California


CVRep Luminary Luncheon with Adrienne Barbeau, Oct. 13, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Actress Adrienne Barbeau kicked off The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre’s 2016 season with the first of four Luminary luncheons that feature prominent personalities in the entertainment industry. The event began with a luncheon on the floor of The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and culminated with a 60 minute Actors Studio-style interview on stage by TV/Radio host Don